In a big city, we all expect noise. But, the most responsible among us also expect to do all they can to minimize the impacts and manage how we live with it, so that children can learn, homes can be enjoyed, nature can be heard, and we all can get daily sleep. The importance of sleep to New York City is reflected in the following education module:
BTW, one of the key advocates for ‘noise-management-sanity’ in the NYC area is Dr. Arline Bronzaft. See two of her archived articles, spanning TWO DECADES(!), at these links:
- Impact of Noise on Health – The Divide between Policy and Science – (May 2017,14p)
- A Voice to End the Government’s Silence on Noise – (1998, 10p)
And let’s be careful to never forget: it is not just the noise, but the pollutants, too. The toxins we breathe near airports, as well as the rapidly growing aviation contribution to global warming.
— Another excellent reference resource is the Noise Awareness webpage, at GrowNYC.org:
…Martin Rubin and Jack Saporito helped identify this activism resource … THANKS!